[SunRescue] Should an editor require you to think?
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Thu Mar 8 03:49:03 CST 2001
On 7 Mar 2001, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> None of Vi, Pico, or Emacs are Word Processors the way that term is
> generally used. They are, in the case of the first two, strictly text
> editors. The Emacs Operating Environment is not just a text editor, but
> it doesn't have a worthwhile word processor (amateur desktop publishing
> is more acurate). For editing config files, any of these editors is
> just fine, but for writing things like a resume, or a report for school,
> they're really not the right tool for the job.
Unless you use some kind of formatting system - roff, TeX, etc.
In many cases (when you want a properly laid out, formatted, consistent
document), such tools will produce superior output to, say, hacking around
with MS Word...
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